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Overview

Introduction to Agawam, Massachusetts

Agawam, Massachusetts, in Hampden county, is 2 miles SW of Springfield, Massachusetts and 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is part of the surrounding Springfield metro area.

Agawam History

William Pynchon, a rich explorer, bought land on either side of the River Connecticut from the local Pocomtuc Indians on July 13, 1636. This area, known as Agawam, covered what is today Springfield and West Springfield, Massachusetts. The price he paid for the Agawam region was 10 hatchets, 10 hoes, 10 coats, 10 knives, and 10 fathoms of wampum. Later Agawam and West Springfield separated from Springfield to become the parish of Springfield in the year 1757. They again split to form individual towns in 1800. The town of Agawam was officially incorporated on May 17, 1855.

Agawam and nearby Attractions

  • Agawam Parks & Recreation
  • Robinson State Park
  • Town of Agawam Parks and Recreation
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Robinson State Park
  • John C Robinson State Park

Things To Do In Agawam

There are unlimited recreation options in and around Agawam. You can visit nearby Forest Park, which comprises a rose garden, several picnic sites, a small zoo, a swimming pool and a water play area. It’s a great place for the whole family to relax. You can also visit the various historical museums in Agawam or spend time at any of the local parks.

Agawam Transportation

Air transportation in Agawam is available from Bradley International airport.

City Higher Education

The nearest college that serves the area is Springfield Technical Community College. For people who want more options, enrolling in an online school might be of interest. These institutions may offer students the opportunity to take courses in criminal justice, education, marketing, and psychology, where people can receive substance abuse counselor training

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Agawam Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Springfield, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hampden
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 01001
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.069
Longitude -72.615

Agawam Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station AMHERST
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station CHESTER 2
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 57 to 86 F
Oct Temp 34 to 64 F
Annual Precip 61.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicopee 56,186 $59,218
East Longmeadow 16,017 $100,515
Longmeadow 15,877 $131,086
Springfield 153,947 $38,847
Westfield 41,480 $77,163

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Agawam Public Libraries

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Agawam Public Library
750 COOPER STREET
Agawam, Massachusetts
(413) 789-1550

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Agawam High Schools

AGAWAM HIGH
760 COOPER STREET
413-821-0521
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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